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The battle for the COVID-19 vaccine. Russia is to blame again

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Source: zdrav.expert.ru


No guilty guilty


Once again, Russia has been among the culprits of the failures of the American establishment. William Evanina, head of US counterintelligence and security, pointed out in an interview with Hearst on October 8 that Russia, China and Iran are taking action to disrupt the anti-coronavirus vaccine development program.

Blaming your overseas opponents has already become a good form for the US leadership. Oddly enough, the Americans do not attribute their successes to actions contrary to the machinations of Russia. For example, Ilon Musk launched a manned mission into space, which means that the Russians in this stories are not involved. Jokes aside, of course, but the US really has problems with developing a vaccine against COVID-19. Initially, Donald Trump promised to release the finished vaccine on November 3, that is, right before the presidential election. This, of course, was a purely political action aimed at the attention of the potential electorate. But the US pharmacists were definitely not in time by this date, and the president had to explain the reason for the lag behind a certain political moment. It was not completely clear what exactly Trump put into this concept, but Evanina partially revealed the subtleties in an interview with Hearst TV company. In a situation where internal reasons do not allow quickly providing the population with a life-saving vaccine, you can always take advantage of a foreign threat. This technique has long been used quite effectively in political games, and not only in the United States. Evanin's counterintelligence chief did not disclose details of the destructive influence of Russia, China and Iran, and did not indicate the source of such scandalous information. In his words, there were only vague formulations about the nature of the work of the Russian special services:

“The change is that Russians no longer use bots and troll factories because they have been caught. Now they use the information of US citizens and artificially amplify it. "



William Evanina. Source: wikimedia.org

That is, Russia does not interfere in the development and testing of vaccines, but only incites American public opinion against it? Common sense dictates that the effectiveness of such actions will tend to zero. However, if the Russian vaccine "Sputnik V" is vilified at every corner in the USA and Europe, then why is the mirror reception banned for the domestic special services? Such work will be quite effective when the drug is released to the market and can really bring down the degree of rush demand. But the effectiveness of propaganda even at the stage of clinical trials is hard to believe.

In a situation when the pandemic in the world is only gaining momentum, it is vital for any country to obtain a vaccine by any available means. If possible, then develop it independently, if not, then get it through the channels of intelligence services. An interesting example of Iran in this regard. The United States still keeps the country under tough sanctions that have prevented the country from effectively fighting COVID-19. How many years has the pharmaceutical industry lagged behind due to the toughness of the West? Such countries have no choice but to look for a way out of the current crisis in a roundabout way. In the United States, such attempts are perceived painfully and are presented as a deliberate disruption of vaccine development.

Vaccine made in USA


The most influential institution in the United States is not the presidential administration, but the FDA. Stephen Hahn, the head of this department, is definitely able to influence the balance of political forces before the presidential elections. In fact, it is because of his intractability that Trump will not receive the coveted vaccine by the November elections. Khan allowed the release of a crude vaccine (before the end of the third phase of clinical trials) on the market only if the potential risks outweighed the therapeutic effect. A very strange statement from the head of such an authoritative organization, if the third phase of the trial itself should prove the absence of possible complications during vaccination.


Stephen Hahn. Source: pharma.net.ua

Several US pharmaceutical companies are currently in the gold race for the coronavirus vaccine. Gold, because the development costs a lot of money and, if successful, will literally drown the patent holder in dollars. The American vaccine will certainly be much more successful on the world market than the domestic "Sputnik V" - there is no doubt about that. The powerful apparatus of propaganda and political influence of the United States together will create excellent market prospects for the drug.

Potential lucky players include pharmaceutical company Moderna Inc, which is currently developing the mRNA-1273 vaccine. The story itself with this development is crazy with an abundance of numbers with many zeros. Even before the trial phase ended, the US government purchased 100 million doses of vaccine from Moderna for $ 1,5 billion, and the total government allocation for this company alone reached nearly $ 1 billion. If Russia and China with Iran really interfere in such large-scale processes, then the damage for the Americans will be not only political and reputational, but also economic.


Source: medvestnik.ru

Johnson & Johnson is the second company involved in the development of an anti-coronavirus vaccine, ready to sell 100 million doses to the US government at $ 10 each. It is somewhat cheaper than that of Moderna, and they plan to use this development in Europe as well. At least the money for this has already been pledged. For comparison: the Russian Sputnik V will cost less than 1000 rubles, the Antimonopoly Service is now insisting on this. American pharmacists have approached testing a potential vaccine with extreme care. The third phase of trials, which is in full swing, involves about 60 thousand volunteers from 180 coronavirus foci throughout the country, as well as in Mexico and Brazil. The third phase of the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial began in September and is expected to be completed four to five months later. Johnson & Johnson was probably ready here and now to launch the Ad26.COV2.S vaccine, but principled Stephen Hahn has not given the go-ahead yet. By the way, the final tests will be completed only at the beginning of 2023, when all long-term risks from vaccination will be taken into account. And this drug is intended only for the adult population (over 18 years old). Little is known about trials of anti-coronavirus vaccines for children. Compared to the Johnson & Johnson product, the vaccine from the aforementioned Moderna Inc is more expensive, and the final phase of the study takes place from July 27 with the involvement of only 30 thousand volunteers. It seems that the developers were really in a hurry to complete the tests in time for the presidential elections.


Source: cdnimg.rg.ru

The third major player in the COVID-19 vaccine market is the British company AstraZeneca, which works in conjunction with the University of Oxford. Despite the fact that the British have promised to supply almost half of the world's population with their vaccine, they are not yet very good with clinical trials. In July, one of the volunteers (even before the start of the final phase of the study) was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, apparently provoked by a vaccine. Further testing was temporarily suspended. In September, a month after testing resumed, one of the patients suffered a spinal cord infection. Stop again, lagging behind the development schedule and the pace of work of the main competitors. However, the British do not despair and have already begun to produce their drug AZD1222, which has not yet passed the entire required test cycle. The motivation is simple: everyone is confident in success, and at the moment of approval by the US Food and Drug Administration, the company will have several hundred thousand doses. The third phase for the British began on August 17, included 30 thousand volunteers and should end on December 2, 2020.

Thus, despite all the alleged efforts of Russia, China and Iran, the world community will soon expect new stories related to COVID-19. Now, on the front of the confrontation between the virus and vaccines of various kinds. And, quite likely, possible failures with new drugs will again be attributed to the destructive action of the Russian special services.
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  1. Ru_Na
    Ru_Na 12 October 2020 12: 03
    +4
    Why am I not surprised! This was to be expected, the West does not need competitors in the market!
    1. Daniil Konovalenko
      Daniil Konovalenko 12 October 2020 12: 12
      +7
      Of course they are not needed, even on Russian TV on many channels there is advertising of Western medicines ...
      1. DenZ
        DenZ 12 October 2020 12: 32
        +5
        Quote: Daniil Konovalenko
        Of course they are not needed, even on Russian TV on many channels there is advertising of Western medicines ...

        Well, this is partly a consequence of the fact that there are no Russian analogues. You need to deal with your own pharmaceutical industry. Although there is not a single state in the world that would provide itself with 100% of pharmaceutical products
  2. HAM
    HAM 12 October 2020 12: 11
    +1
    ".... Hearst indicated that Russia, China and Iran are taking action to disrupt the anti-coronavirus vaccine development program ...."

    I am at a loss, but what then, in the opinion of the Americans, are we with. ) stole) and made "Sputnik" !!?
    1. RealPilot
      RealPilot 12 October 2020 12: 31
      +2
      They have been talking about the Russian special services for a long time and on any occasion ... fellow Already tired, but what to do!

      Have they stolen the vaccine or are we just going? This is not the first time we hear this version ...

      But how can we prevent the creation of three independent laboratories in the United States alone? Steal from everywhere? Or how?

      Eureka! The Americans need to expel all microbiologists of Russian and Soviet origin from their centers as potential spies! Well, this is how they sent the Japanese to the camps at the beginning of World War II ...

      And then yes ... It is because of the Russians that the vaccine will not work! fool
  3. BARKAS
    BARKAS 12 October 2020 12: 11
    +3
    Why not just say that the GRU stole the secret of the vaccine and now they have to do everything all over again.
  4. Daniil Konovalenko
    Daniil Konovalenko 12 October 2020 12: 13
    +1
    There used to be a moon race, now it's COVID smile
  5. Avior
    Avior 12 October 2020 12: 15
    +4
    With a developed system of judicial compensation for everything and everyone, it is not surprising that the vaccine is massively rechecked.
    If the eateries were sued for the fact that hot coffee was hot, and the tobacco companies were sued for writing on the packs that smoking was harmful to health, but did not write in detail how exactly, then they would be sued for the side effects of the vaccine so much that the developer company would go broke on lawsuits
    So they are reinsured and are trying to push the possible blame on each other and on the Sanitary Inspection Department
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 12 October 2020 12: 48
      0
      As in the states, I don’t know ... but in Geyrope, the pharmaceutical company quickly got rid of all claims and consequences from the use of the vaccine in advance ... those. whoever bought the vaccine from her, let him disentangle the consequences, but they are not in business, they WILL NOT PRESENT a claim!
      I wanted to find an article where it was written or something like that .... DIDN'T FOUND! BUT IT WAS!
      So there is no confirmation, except for the words of Sergienko, no.
  6. 210ox
    210ox 12 October 2020 12: 23
    +1
    The surname at the forehead speaks and rhymes well with the word "flaw"
  7. rocket757
    rocket757 12 October 2020 12: 28
    +1
    That is, Russia does not interfere in the development and testing of vaccines, but only incites American public opinion against it? Common sense dictates that the effectiveness of such actions will tend to zero.

    How to understand this ???
    Only one thing comes to mind .... ELECTIONS, ELECTIONS, all the old people suffer from something specific, marasmon is very similar, and everyone around them was infected with the same !!!
    1. Reptiloid
      Reptiloid 12 October 2020 15: 10
      +2
      Quote: rocket757
      ......, all the old people suffer from something specific, marasmon is very similar, and everyone around them was infected with the same !!!
      hi hello, Victor! As for the old people, which is funny, no one is forcing them to retire, they are not talking about their age, they will work for the United States to the brink.
      1. rocket757
        rocket757 12 October 2020 18: 36
        0
        Hi Dmitry soldier
        It seems that the Yankees did not have much practice, from the highest government post immediately to the hearse! They want to try.
        In vain, by the way, the case .... rotten, if you remember and draw some analogies.
        1. Reptiloid
          Reptiloid 12 October 2020 18: 47
          +2
          Victor, When I hear or read about the USSR, there is often a phrase about the aging POLITBURO
          Immediately I remember the current foreign pensioners in politics ... ... laughing
          1. rocket757
            rocket757 12 October 2020 18: 59
            +1
            It happens that a person is not very young in appearance, but so on. young at heart and active in business .... plus experience and wisdom !!!
            Unfortunately, this is not always the case ... more often than not the opposite is true!
            1. Reptiloid
              Reptiloid 12 October 2020 19: 08
              +2
              Victor, medicine, health and prevention information are doing their job.
              And if also the money is not limited. ....
              1. rocket757
                rocket757 12 October 2020 19: 17
                0
                Dmitry, have you seen Clinton and Biden? What is super, super, medicine, there EVERYTHING! the kitten is dead.
                You hardly saw it, but I saw and heard our transcendent leaders "live" !!! You must leave ON TIME!
                1. Reptiloid
                  Reptiloid 12 October 2020 20: 08
                  +2
                  Of course, I saw both Clintonich and Biden. With their dementia, it is strange that they move around. How did Clintonich bark? I have seen. Biden is the same. Sometimes, looking at them --- you can see --- they are no longer here. And nothing. Clearly, they are beneficial as screens, puppets ...
                  Ours, except for Brezhnev, Khrushchev, I saw in the programs, but the names are forgotten ..... And Brezhnev what? He had a stroke or heart attack, an injury, a fracture did not heal. The sick man was a screen. How would you leave?
                  1. rocket757
                    rocket757 12 October 2020 20: 17
                    +1
                    There was Chernenko, there was Andropov .... they ruled for a year, why?
                    1. Reptiloid
                      Reptiloid 12 October 2020 20: 20
                      +2
                      It is recalled how in Druon's novel the cardinal of the sickest candidate was chosen.
                      Quote: rocket757
                      There was Chernenko, there was Andropov .... they ruled for a year, why?
                      1. rocket757
                        rocket757 12 October 2020 20: 39
                        0
                        The saddest thing, WHOM THEY LEFT AFTER THEMSELVES, is on our heads !!!
                        Tagged rogue? So guess now, what it was!
                      2. Reptiloid
                        Reptiloid 12 October 2020 20: 49
                        +2
                        You know, Victor, there was a foresight of trouble for the USSR. Caring people, not just in words, but in films, books, tried to say about it. ((I wrote once)) But just the other day I found a cartoon on the network. People believed in the USSR and did not understand.
                      3. rocket757
                        rocket757 13 October 2020 07: 05
                        +1
                        The trouble is that SUCH supreme leaders did not see anyone or anything, did not hear, did not realize !!!
                        And they no longer controlled the environment that formed around them ...
                      4. Reptiloid
                        Reptiloid 13 October 2020 10: 26
                        +3
                        In 1969, Soviet writer Kochetov wrote a novel warning about plans and actions to destroy Soviet power from within. The authorities just understood, work was already underway
                      5. rocket757
                        rocket757 13 October 2020 11: 54
                        +1
                        An indicator of ANY work is a RESULT!
                      6. Reptiloid
                        Reptiloid 13 October 2020 12: 35
                        +3
                        Victor, the result of the work, the fruits of which we are reaping, begun by blaming Stalin at the 20th Congress of the CPSU, was the destruction of the USSR.
                      7. rocket757
                        rocket757 13 October 2020 13: 04
                        0
                        Dmitry, I did not outline it in general, it was the answer to
                        Quote: Reptiloid
                        The authorities just understood, work was already underway

                        specific statement!
                        What did they understand, what work was already going on? The main thing, but the result of that work WHERE?
                        I wrote many times that I have a lot of questions about the past power !!!
                        It's okay, let's go, our life, the country, we need to build a new way and the dogmas from the past will not help us very much !!! Because the NEW, NEXT, generation don't give a damn about them !!! They will not listen to them, follow them .... as if someone is there, we, we will not cackle - "but before everything was .... in short, it WAS" !!!
                        They will send us away ... and they will do the right thing, in general. Each time has its own rules.
                        But we need to be SMART! Do not go everywhere with your teachings, but create a new program, in which to include the fundamental one, which is from the past, which will allow building a new life, a new strong state.
                        You can do this if you act according to your mind.
                      8. Reptiloid
                        Reptiloid 13 October 2020 13: 11
                        +2
                        You see, Victor, I agree with you about building the future of RUSSIA. What it should be for the country and for the people.
                        But after all, it was already under the USSR - construction plans, grandiose programs launched - everything collapsed, having absorbed funds and resources.
                        Therefore, knowing the past, carefully look at the present and not think that it will cost. That's what I mean.
                      9. rocket757
                        rocket757 13 October 2020 13: 23
                        0
                        I am not a great economic analyst, so I agree with respected experts in this field! The USSR could implement many, but not all plans are straight away !!! And yes, the reform of the national economy, planning methods and ways of implementing plans, was necessary !!!
                        And then a PROBLEM was formed !!! The TOP didn’t want and couldn’t do anything, while the lower classes adjusted as best they could. There was a gap, into which they climbed, climbed, homegrown, and even foreign !!!
                        As a result, we got in the face, but hard so that we still can't wake up!
                      10. Reptiloid
                        Reptiloid 13 October 2020 13: 32
                        +3
                        Quote: rocket757
                        ..... And then a PROBLEM was formed !!! The TOP didn’t want and couldn’t do anything, while the lower classes adjusted as best they could. There was a gap, into which they climbed, climbed, homegrown, and even foreign !!!
                        As a result, we got in the face, but hard so that we still can't wake up!
                        good good very rightly said
                      11. rocket757
                        rocket757 13 October 2020 13: 38
                        +1
                        It always happens this way, from time immemorial.
  • Yrec
    Yrec 12 October 2020 12: 34
    +1
    As a competent person, I will slightly open the veil of secrecy over the intervention of the Russian Federation in the development of a vaccine in the United States. The scheme is very simple: all the people in the US working on the vaccine have been clarified and now, every night they call them on the phone and say: "Remember! Putin is watching you! But if you tell someone about this call, he will come to you." Newbie ".
  • Keyser soze
    Keyser soze 12 October 2020 12: 56
    0
    The European Commission canceled an agreement with European companies, not American ones. Preliminary contracts have been concluded with Astra Zeneca and Sanofi GSK. The vaccine will be purchased for the entire EU, according to requests from individual countries. It will be cheaper this way. But all the tests must end according to the rules.

    Otherwise, a standard influenza vaccine costs about 10 euros, the final price to the consumer. We have it free for pensioners. And the Government said that anti-COVIDA waxing will be free for everyone. This is not very big money against the backdrop of the damage that the grip does to the economy.
  • Poetry
    Poetry 12 October 2020 13: 02
    0
    If suddenly a penguin uprising in Antarctica,
    Russia is to blame. Don't even go to the grandmother.
  • Airdefense
    Airdefense 12 October 2020 13: 03
    -2
    I do not know about the COVID vaccine, but when all pediatricians in state clinics still lived in Russia, they persistently suggested that children be given imported vaccines, arguing that imported vaccines are better, have fewer side effects, and the immune response lasts longer in the body.
    1. ZEMCH
      ZEMCH 12 October 2020 15: 12
      +2
      So they have a percentage of this, my wife participated in a medical congress, so it was completely sponsored by Western pharmaceutical companies and each at registration was given a portfolio with proposals for the use of their drugs in practice, for buns)))
      1. Airdefense
        Airdefense 12 October 2020 15: 48
        -2
        It is quite possible, but it should be admitted that in the West much more money is spent on honey. research and it is also quite possible that on average the quality of medicines and vaccines in the west is higher than Russian.
    2. ZEMCH
      ZEMCH 12 October 2020 15: 14
      +2
      Before entering a military school, he was vaccinated against measles, in the second year she successfully had it, it turned out that the vaccine was somehow, it was not like that))) It was during the USSR
  • Vladimir61
    Vladimir61 12 October 2020 13: 07
    0
    Russia, China and Iran are taking action to disrupt the anti-coronavirus vaccine development program
    Forgot also Kim! And there will be a complete list of previously announced "enemies" of the United States and Western democracy.
  • Alien From
    Alien From 12 October 2020 13: 09
    0
    Let them bark, it's not interesting already!
  • Operator
    Operator 12 October 2020 13: 39
    -4
    Damn, that's why we need anti-malignant vaccination of foreigners with our drug - let them vaccinate with their own, unlike us, made on the basis of monkey RNA and fraught with complications in the form of spinal cord inflammation.

    On the contrary, it is necessary to impose total sanctions on the export of our vaccine outside the Union State of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Belarus, with the exception of Venezuela, Syria, Iran, South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Transnistria and Donbass. Plus everyone who will be able to pay us a thousand dollars per dose.

    Let the rest die like flies from monkey vaccines made in the USA, Europe, Japan and China. bully
  • AB
    AB 12 October 2020 13: 43
    -3
    William Evanina, head of US counterintelligence and security, October 8

    And more old the author has no news? All this was discussed in Russia on Friday.
  • Knell wardenheart
    Knell wardenheart 12 October 2020 13: 53
    -2
    On the already well-established global pharmaceutical market, a country suddenly appears that is head and shoulders above everyone in the development of a vaccine. And before that, let's say frankly, it hadn't been shining for 20-30 years in this area, even preferring to buy some kind of routine garbage from the West.
    At the same time, it is known that the statistical institutions of this country, to put it mildly, are not very reliable. And now - the president is not vaccinated, the prime minister is not vaccinated (but so far this is justified by the fact that he cannot because of antibodies), the State Duma has not been vaccinated without exception, like the diplomatic corps, etc.
    But at the same time, they are already trying to sell the vaccine and are promoting it in every way.

    Given all this, I understand Western skepticism about this. "If something happens," we, as usual, will get rid of it in full and turn the arrows to "provocation of the West." It will be very problematic to find compensatory damages from our manufacturers-developers according to Western tariffication, the pruritic processes can take years and end in nothing (just as cases often end in nothing at the ECHR).

    In general, I will end my thought with a quote - "You can't just go and go to Mordor" (c)
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  • Skay
    Skay 12 October 2020 14: 08
    -1
    Now they use the information of US citizens and artificially amplify it

    I don't care about the vaccine, we have an information booster !!! fellow
  • maksbazhin
    maksbazhin 12 October 2020 14: 44
    -1
    For comparison: the Russian Sputnik V will cost less than 1000 rubles, the Antimonopoly Service is now insisting on this.

    Until just another 10 dollars fellow
  • imobile2008
    imobile2008 12 October 2020 16: 49
    -3
    My comment disappeared. Once again, why does the USA have a vaccine worth 10 dollars, and the Russian one costs 21000 rubles? Where is capitalism's beastly grin? Americans are ready to easily lay out 300 thousand greens!
  • Tank hard
    Tank hard 12 October 2020 16: 55
    +3
    There is one subtle point. The vaccine was announced, some approved, others spit on it, they have already been sent to the regions, to Belarus and promised to Ukraine. And so far we have not seen the vaccine, it seems that everyone will get sick anyway, themselves. And then she will not be needed. But the show must go on! fellow
  • Iskazi
    Iskazi 12 October 2020 18: 52
    +1
    naturally to blame ... otherwise it can not be. The "pandemic-epidemic" itself is a rather murky phenomenon, with a large propaganda component, how large this proportion can only be guessed at. The market for medical services in the liberal world has long been divided, In North America, the doctor receives 30% from each prescription - prescription, I believe that the situation is similar in Europe, but pharmaceutical companies need not say - this is an octopus ... by the way, a vaccine against the notorious SARS -typical pneumonia was never received, and the money was cut, nee COVID_19 - SARS-COVID-19. In such a cut, Russia is naturally superfluous .., business is business.
  • wow
    wow 12 October 2020 20: 33
    -1
    The late M. Zadornov was right about 100 - Americans are a nation of idiots!
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  • Alexy
    Alexy 13 October 2020 20: 07
    0
    To be honest, I'm not very interested in how things are in the United States. But if we are talking about a vaccine, then ours is also not visible. It is in parallel reality (on TV). Where are the mass vaccinations with this satellite, or what was Putin's daughter vaccinated with ???